Events & Activities

America Recycles Day

November 4, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Bathroom RecycleRub-a-dub-dub, 3 R's in the Tub!  How can you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in the bathroom - the most overlooked room in the house when it comes to recycling?  Join U-Cycle and the Urbana Park District to learn what you can do with toiletries and bottles at the America Recycles Day event at the Anita Purves Nature Center (1505 N Broadway Ave) on Saturday, November 4, 2017.   Here are the details:

Vine Street Resurfacing Project Open House

October 4, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The City of Urbana will hold a Public Open House on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 East Water Street, to provide information concerning the upcoming Vine Street Resurfacing Project.

The Open House will be conducted on an informal basis; no formal presentation is planned. Exhibits, plans and aerial photography of the proposed improvements will be available for viewing during the entire time.

Staff from the City of Urbana Engineering Division and project contractor will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. All persons interested in this project are invited to attend this meeting.

Star Wars Reads Day at the Urbana Free Library

October 7, 2017 - 9:00am

Star Wars ReadsCelebrate all things Star WarsTM all day.

Activities include

  • A scavenger hunt
  • Speech bubble photos
  • Prize drawings
  • Paper folding
  • Table activities
  • Themed food and drinks from our Cafe Cantina

Come in costume or complete one of the activities to choose from our prize box. Complete the scavenger hunt to enter a drawing for Star WarsTM themed gifts.

Information provided by the Urbana Free Library.

Landscape Recycling Center Celebrates 30 Years with Anniversary Sale

October 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

LRC 30 Anniversary LogoSince 1987, LRC has been keepin’ it green by recycling local yard waste into useful compost and mulches--all without tax dollars.

It’s time to celebrate the success of our not-for-profit facility and to thank you for making it a sustainable resource in our community.

For a limited time, come out and take advantage of these 30th Anniversary specials!

  • 30% off premium shredded hardwood mulch
  • Buy $30 worth of LRC products and get 30 brick pavers FREE
  • $30 per cubic yard for mushroom compost

Prices effective September 18 – October 14, 2017
  - Regular delivery fees apply
  - Cannot be combined with any other offer


Fall 2017 Leaf Collection Dates

October 30, 2017 - 6:00am to November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

The City of Urbana will provide leaf collection to all residents for three (3) weeks this fall: Leaf Image

Weeks of:

  • October 30 - November 3
  • November 13 - 17
  • November 27 - December 1 

Please follow these guidelines for collection:

  1. Place leaves in 30-gallon paper lawn & garden bags - Plastic bags NOT accepted
  2. Paper bags must be placed at the street curb or along the roadway edge before 6:00 a.m. on your U-Cycle collection day
  3. Only leaves & non-woody plant material will be collected - NO brush, tree limbs or garbage accepted 

Questions may be directed to (217) 384-2416

Car Seat Recycling

September 10, 2017 - 8:00am to September 23, 2017 - 11:00pm

Target in Champaign, along with TerraCycle, will be offering car seat recycling in store starting Sunday, September 10, 2017 - September 23, 2017. 

If you have an old car seat to recycle this is the only opportunity locally. 

More information can be found here:



Urbana to Host Ribbon Cutting for Completion of the Bradley Avenue Bike Lanes Project

September 8, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:00pm

The design update of a portion of Bradley Avenue in Urbana is complete. The Bradley Avenue Bike Lane Project, proposed in the 2016 Urbana Bicycle Master Plan, extends west on Bradley Avenue from Lincoln Avenue to the western city limit of Urbana.

Previously, Bradley Avenue was a forty-foot, two-lane road that posed safety concerns for all roadway users. A key component of the updated layout on Bradley Avenue includes narrowing of the travel lanes and the addition of a six-foot wide buffer and four-foot bike lane on the eastern portion of the roadway. The western portion of the roadway now includes narrowed and shared parking/biking lanes. The shared lanes will accommodate not only bicyclists, but also the pedestrian and vehicular traffic occurring on Bradley Avenue.

According to Urbana Public Works Director Bill Gray, “The bike lanes and two-lane pavement striping have added clear definition of the driver’s and bicyclist’s space, which will result in less confusion and greater safety for all users.”

Electronics Recycling Event

October 14, 2017 - 8:00am


The fall 2017 electronics recycling event for participating* communities will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Parkland College, Champaign.  All households MUST register online to attend the event.  

Online registration opens on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.  This event is the only opportunity locally to recycle CRT (or 'tube') TVs.  There is a limit of 2 TVs per household.  Other electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers, DVD players, cameras and more will be accepted at the event, with a 10 item limit of electronic devices per household accepted.  A complete list of acceptable items can be found here.  

Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Public Workshop

September 7, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Weaver Park & East Urbana KICKAPOO RAIL TRAIL Connectivity Study

Public Workshop:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Champaign County Highway Department
1605 East Main Street, Urbana

Hosted by:  Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Urbana Park District, Champaign County Forest Preserves and the City of Urbana

Join us to:

  • Provide ideas about connecting the Kickapoo Rail Trail (KRT) to Weaver Park;
  • Provide input on what trailhead features you want to see at Weaver Park; and
  • Learn more about the KRT section opening between Urbana and St. Joseph on August 25, 2017

More Information: